Bohemian Christmas shows for children
The loveliest and most uplifting tradition undertaken by the Opera’s artists is the special charity performance that takes place in the Christmas salon of The Nutcracker, conjuring up a holiday mood with games, musical interludes and opera excerpts. In 2016, the Little Christmas programme was updated based on the designs of our director András Aczél, and now unfolds in a different magical winter setting: the garret from the legendary 1937 production of La bohème. Starting from the 2021/2022 season, the garret is moving to a brand-new location, as from then on it will be hosted by the enormous Eiffel Art Studios, especially exciting for children (and their parents). The Opera’s Children’s Chorus is at the centre of this production: they are the main actors in this adventurous journey that takes back both the performers and the singers to the world of the four Bohemians with its secrets and adventures. At the end of the piece, a true miracle happens: the miracle of Christmas. The event will be attended by physically disabled and socially disadvantaged children otherwise unlikely to ever see an opera production on their own. Each year, our artists waive their fees to perform at these Little Bohemian Christmas shows.
Little Bohemian Christmas, or Opera Tales From the Garret
Featuring the opera singers of the Hungarian State Opera, the artists of the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Childrens Chorus, also featuring the dancers of the Hungarian National Ballet.